Cloud-based handheld gaming console is being built by Logitech and Tencent Games at the moment

A cooperation between Tencent and Logitech to develop a portable cloud gaming console has been announced.

The gadget, set for availability later this year, will support a number of already available cloud gaming services, including NVidia GeForce NOW and Xbox Cloud Gaming.


The console has not yet been given a sale price, and neither technical details nor pictures have been released.

"Logitech G’s leadership in PC and console gaming gear make them an ideal partner to help us realise the vision of bringing a better gaming experience to gamers around the globe," said Tencent Games Smart Solution Innovation Lab general manager Daniel Wu. "Today marks the start of a new opportunity for our companies to further push the frontiers of gaming devices."

Since the arrival of the Nintendo Switch in 2017, high-end portable gaming has increased significantly. More recently, devices like Valve's Steam Deck have also entered the market, however this one has the technology necessary to run demanding games locally rather than streaming them.

"As someone who grew up playing video games, the concept of being able to broadcast and play AAA games practically anywhere is very exciting, and we can't wait to show everyone what we've been working on," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of Logitech G.

Video game developer Valve introduced a portable gaming console with a customized Linux-based operating system in February of this year. The Steam deck may be used to download, install, and play games locally on the device in addition to streaming video games from cloud-based services, unlike the Logitech device. However, because the Logitech gadget doesn't necessarily require the kind of computational power to render games locally, it may wind up being less expensive than the Steam Deck.

The device's launch date, specifications, design, price, and release date have all remained a secret, according to the accessory manufacturer.